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Maria Mercedes Bates Vidal
Maria Mercedes Bates Vidal
Birth: 16 June 1910
Valladolid, Yucatán, Mexico
Age: 111 years, 222 days
Country: MexicoMEX

Maria Mercedes Justiniana Bates Vidal (born 16 June 1910) is a Mexican supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Bates Vidal was born in Valladolid, Yucatan, Mexico, on 16 June 1910. Her parents were Donato Bates Herrera (1871–1967) and Mercedes Magdalena Vidal Mena. She had 9 siblings: Paula (1907–1997), Rita Felicitas (?–1955), Genoveva Evangelina, Maria Elide, Delta Maria, Ada Maria, Ruben, Adam and Manuel (1926–2010). Her father had a store called “Aurorita”. He joined the Mexican Revolution in 1910 and met her a year later when he was finally able to return home after the affront and persecution. Her father was also the Mayor of Valladolid from 1923 to 1924.

In 1931, she married Víctor Mendoza Gomez. Their first child is the poet, Tete Mendoza Bates (born 16 June 1932). They had 3 more children: Victor Manuel (aged 85 in 2020), Jose Isidro (aged 75 in 2020) and Luis Felipe (aged 72 in 2020). According to her daughter, she does not take any kind of medicine. For some time she lived in Calle 42 in Valladolid, before she moved to the house of one of her granddaughters where, around 2016, she fell and fractured her femur. After that she was taken to Merida. In June 2020, she celebrated her 110th birthday. All of her 4 children were alive at this time. At that that, she had 3 living siblings, her 3rd brother who was living in Merida, and two more siblings who were living in Valladolid.

Bates Vidal currently lives in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, at the age of 111 years, 222 days.